Scott's Solar News Daily

Scott's Solar News

June 30, 2020
Highview Power Liquid To Air

Highview Power Liquid To Air Battery Can Now Store Gigawatts

Long term energy storage firm, Highview Power has further developed its cryogenic energy storage system. The idea first started in the 1970’s and is now cost effective. It springs from the need to store clean energy from various sources, to create a continuous power platform. It can now take a multi gigawatt charge.
June 20, 2020

Swedish Start Up SaltX New Solar Heat Battery Taking Shape

Every now and then you come across something that takes your attention. What Swedish start up SaltX is doing, is one of those times. Their concept of using modified salts to store and release energy could be a global game changer. So far, their pilot test bed, run from a German power plant, has been a major success.
June 15, 2020
ETH Zurich

Liquid Fuel From The Sun And Air Is Real

Researchers at the EPFL campus in Switzerland had made progress with hydrogen. They are using the Sun’s heat, water and a simple catalyst to make hydrogen fuel. Meanwhile another other Swiss team at ETH Zurich has taken a different tack to make a fuel they call “syngas”. The results are mildly astonishing.
June 10, 2020
TECH WATCH: Global Effort Solves Solar Cell Defect Mystery

Global Effort Solves Solar Cell Defect Mystery

Researchers at the University of Manchester have identified the cause of a 40 year old riddle. The problem has been the subject of intense study by scientists around the world, but now there’s real progress. As an energy source, solar panels have the lowest cost but they are only about 20% efficient. There must be a better way...
May 20, 2020
Growatt’s MIN Series Inverter Gives Buyers MAX Value

Growatt’s MIN Series Inverter Gives Buyers MAX Value

Growatt has recently released its MIN Series inverter on the Australian Market. In fact, Growatt chose to debut its new inverter here in Aussie first, as part of a worldwide launch. The products have been verified and fully certified for use by the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The MIN2500-6000TL-X Series is a smart inverter for residential use.
May 18, 2020
Volvo’s olestar Brand Coming to Aussie

Volvo’s All Electric Polestar Brand Coming to Aussie

Many people will be happy to know that Volvo will bring their Polestar electric vehicle (EV) range to Australia. They will take orders online for the top of the range model, the Polestar 2, for delivery in late 2020. The Polestar 2 will be in fact, an all electric EV, the first from Volvo, who own Polestar.